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Update on Red Eyed Tree Frog

By achieverswales
Thank you all for your great comments and votes yesterday, This photo taken an Angie's has been one of the most successful photos I have taken, not in monetary terms but for awards, so far just lost a trip to Yellowstone, but won £400.00 in photography vouchers for second place, accepted in to 16 International Salons with 8 highly commended, and the icing on the cake that I was notified about yesterday! See copy of email below, I am proud to have taken this, but to let you all know you can also do this, I only started putting photos in to competitions last year on the suggestion of Paul (Metro) and this is what has happened. I have removed some links that are personal to me.

Dear Trevor Owen,

I am delighted to announce that your image has been shortlisted in the top 10 images in the Nature & Wildlife Category in the Open Competition of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.

Your work has been selected from 54,851 images entered from 170 countries. This is an incredible achievement.

Your name will be announced to press and on our website, on 5th February but before then it is absolutely critical that you keep this information confidential. The winners of each category will be announced on 19th March.

Following the 5th February announcement, we encourage you to highlight your achievement through your website and/or social platforms. We have created photographer’s badges for your use in such announcements, which can be downloaded here

We encourage you to update your WPO member profile to reflect your achievement, following this press announcement. We hope you ensure all your images are visible for our wider audience to view, and that your name and contact information are correct and easily searchable for anyone who may wish to speak to you regarding your work and success. You may do this by logging in to your member profile on, selecting "Profile" under your WPO Account, and updating your name, bio, and contact information accordingly.

Additionally, we write to now as we need your image in high resolution, as your image will be shown in our annual winner's book, on our website, and digitally at Somerset House, as part of World Photo London from 26th April – 12th May.

The high-resolution uploader will be active, as of 10th February and the deadline for uploading your images is 17th February.

All the details we require will be found within the high resolution uploader. Please upload the required images and information here:

As a shortlisted photographer, we would to like to offer you a free access pass to the World Photography Awards exhibition. Your name will be on the door. Please bring ID.

For more detailed information regarding the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and World Photo London, please visit

Here, you will also be able to purchase tickets to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Gala on 25th April, PhotoTALK events and more.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to let me know and I look forward to meeting you then.

Send us the details of your social channels and we will follow you! We want to keep up to speed with your next projects! Send to stating in the subject line: “Social Platforms info”

Many congratulations once again,

Scott Gray

Managing Director
World Photography Organisation


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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
6 Feb 2013 12:37AM
Congratulations on the extraordinary acheivement!


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6 Feb 2013 1:06AM
Wow! Trev, or should I now say "Sir Trev" Wink that's fantastic mate, I can't say I'm surprised though, it's a fantastic photo, congratulations.

I've been wondering what your announcement was going to be about, I thought that maybe you were digging your garden and discovered the remains of the legendary King Arthur and the Holy Grail or something Wink

Great news, you must be over the moon.
See you Thursday

6 Feb 2013 1:06AM
Well deserved Trevor I'm really happy for you and for your fine work
I just had to fill my glass again and raise it in your honour well done mate

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 1:11AM
From 54.851 entries to the top ten!
Wow - many congratulations Trev.
May I wish you every success on 19th March.
All the more reason why we should pay attention to your
comments and suggestions.
Best wishes
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
6 Feb 2013 1:30AM
Oh Trev, how wonderful for you. I can imagine that you are all tingley with excitment.
I know I would be. Your family must be very proud too.
As for the photo, well, what a superb beauty, it is full of impact and all the rest.

Congratulations……….GrinGrinGrinGrin…..WinkWinkWinkWink… Jocelia
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
6 Feb 2013 2:42AM
That calls for a beer or 2. Seriously it is well deserved! Fantastic!!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 2:48AM
Am I impressed or what !! I believe her majesty may knight you soon Smile Congratulations Trev !! You really deserve it because this is an outstanding photo !! Well done !! I am so proud to say I know you SmileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
S_Psharma 4 1 India
6 Feb 2013 4:32AM
A super image.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 5:26AM
Bravo and double Bravo Trevor! Well done and well deserved!
It's a wonderful achievement! I just love that Frog! GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
6 Feb 2013 5:46AM
Fantastic news, Trev, and well deserved. You must be having problems finding a large enough hat to wear now WinkGrin. I wonder what the little tree frog receives as an award? Carol
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 5:47AM
Blimey, no wonder you shared the email. That's a feel-good message for you if ever there was one! Richly deserved though, it is an exellent image and I love the freeze-frame motion, sharpness and vivid colours. Congratulations all round! GrinGrin
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
6 Feb 2013 6:04AM
Absolutely brilliant!! Congratulations!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 6:15AM
Does it come as surprise that this shot should be so successful, Trev? - - - definitely not! Any of us would be over the moon had we taken it, everything about it spot on.
So enjoy your very well deserved success, my friend, and hope there will be more such for you.
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:09AM
Many, many congratulations!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:15AM
Many congratulations Trev! This is some achievement! Very well done and good luck for the 19th. This is a stunning image.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:27AM
Wow, I am impressed, by the image and the acknowledgement of it in this competition.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
6 Feb 2013 7:28AM
CONGRATULATIONSSmileSmileSmileSmileLLONGYFARCHIADAUSmileSmileSmile TREVSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Good luck for 19th MarchSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
It is a Brilliant image Trev.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:31AM
Wow congratulations Trev I'm chuffed to bits for you may you walk on cloud nine for a long time. It's a fantastic image and caught so sharp. Well done mate. Enjoy your awards.
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:37AM
SmileHi Trev that is wonderful all the very best. To get this far and be in the top ten is so wonderful you must be so well chuffed. Bob SmileSmile
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:37AM
SmileHi Trev that is wonderful all the very best. To get this far and be in the top ten is so wonderful you must be so well chuffed. Bob SmileSmiler
6 Feb 2013 7:44AM
Whooooop Whooooop
Thats my lad.
You must feel that your chest is bursting.....
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:45AM
Congratulations TrevGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:49AM
Many congrats Trevor -- what an achievement
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Feb 2013 8:07AM
No wonder you were excited, Trev. Many congratulations. Well deserved and recognition for some excellent photography.

paulknight 6 2 8 New Zealand
6 Feb 2013 8:29AM
Stunning photograph, and hearty congratulations!!!
6 Feb 2013 8:40AM
brilliant !
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
6 Feb 2013 8:51AM
I went to press award before I read thew write - congrats Mr Owen, superb!

6 Feb 2013 8:53AM
You have to be in it to win it.................good luck and congrats............GrinGrinGrinGrin
LesF 10 182 9
6 Feb 2013 9:07AM
Congratulations and fingers crossed it goes that one step further for you.

widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 9:08AM
Hey very well done its a stunning image so very well deserved and good luck in March Smile Fingers crossed for ya

Trev_B 9 151 68 England
6 Feb 2013 9:18AM
Well done Trev... A very deserved award and the best of luck against the other nine contestants.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:18AM
Congrats definitely in orderSmile well done you! I can see why this image won the day for you! It's a great boost to ones morale - I sold a robin picture to a charity some years ago which I took in the snow it brought me a nice little nest egg but it was a one offWink and not repeated again, they got in touch via the local camera club and here I am some years down the line - just unable due to my health issues to get out and about but tomorrow is another dayWink
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:21AM
Congratulations on your fantastic achievement Trev, i allway's rated that photograph top noch when you first put it on here, and i wish you the best of luck in the future, well done mate.
Regards, Alf.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:26AM
Well done Trev

A Nikon shot, is a winner in a Sony competitionWink

Seriously, you deserve all the acolade you receiveTongue

Well done again

6 Feb 2013 9:33AM
Congratulations Trev. Well deserved. An excellent capture
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:36AM
Congratulations Trevor, a well deserved honour. I just hope that now you go all the way and win it.

6 Feb 2013 9:50AM
Wonderful photo,this is a winner

Regards Brian
mikehit 7 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:55AM
Congratulations, Trev. It really is a superb image.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
6 Feb 2013 9:58AM
Stunning image here Trev! Well done on the comp.

Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
6 Feb 2013 10:15AM
Congratulations Trev, and well deserved too! Smile
6 Feb 2013 10:25AM
Oh Trev what wonderful news!! Gosh I can now say that I have met someone really famous!!! Seriously very well done this is an incredible achievement and very worthy. All the very best,

P.S. Hope you are now fully recovered? have lost touch lately as a lot on the go at the moment......
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
6 Feb 2013 10:33AM
Please no more congratulations! After getting an email to look at all the shortlisted images I could not find my photo, after contacting the organizers I have received this email, I now feel so gutted and stupid, email below. But thank you all for all your good wishes, EPZ is special.


Dear Trevor,

Our sincerest apologies, you have recently received an email in error from the World Photography Organisation announcing you were shortlisted in the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition. Your image 'Red Eye Tree Frog Reflection' has actually been commended (top 50) in the Nature & Wildlife Category. The commended gallery will go live on the website by 11pm GMT on 5th February.

Being a commended photographer is an outstanding achievement with over 54,851 images entered from 170 countries and your image stood out to the judges. As a commended photographer, your image will be shown digitally at Somerset House at the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition from 26th April - 12th May, 2013. We would to like to offer you a free access pass to the World Photography Awards exhibition. Your name will be on the door. Please bring ID.

As a commended photographer your image may be used in promotional materials and on our website. We therefore require your image in high resolution.

The high-resolution uploader on our website will be active, as of 10th February and the deadline for uploading your images is 17th February.

All the details we require will be found within the high resolution uploader. Please upload the required images and information here:

Please log in using your usual email and password.

Please accept our heartfelt apologies for this technical error, we understand the disappointment that this may have caused.

Best regards

WPO Team


WPO Team

World Photography Organisation
World Photography Awards Limited

Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 3030
6 Feb 2013 10:43AM
still a winner Trev

gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
6 Feb 2013 10:49AM
Top 50 is still some achievement Trevor and one that most could only dream of. so well done

Regards. - gary
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 10:59AM
Top 50 out of over 50,000 entries - that's a superb achievement Trev.
6 Feb 2013 11:11AM
Top 50 is still a fantastic achievement Trev so don't feel "gutted or stupid" I entered 3 of mine in the Sony comp a few years ago and I'm sure mine ended up in the bottom 50 lol.
You should feel so proud of your achievement and I'm sure that everyone here on Ephotozine is delighted for you Smile

mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 11:21AM
Congrats trev very well done, a super image.
cheers phil.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
6 Feb 2013 12:35PM
Well done Trevor, and top 50 is still incredibly good considering there were over 50,000 entries!
Tricia Plus
11 325 Ireland
6 Feb 2013 2:03PM
Amazing image! Well done Grin
Tibetan 4 3 England
6 Feb 2013 2:23PM
I knew you could do it Trevor, Brilliant what an accolade mate well done congratulations! love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Just spotted the rest, your still a top shot all the same, always another timeWink
KNS 7 106 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 2:32PM
It's still an outstanding image, duly recognised as such by its top 50 placement....

Well done, gives us all something to aspire to.
Top 10 or Top 50 is still a fantastic achievement Trev - don't put yourself down!!! Tongue Lou
7 10 10 England
6 Feb 2013 4:42PM
CONGRATULATIONS TREV. Well deseved, so enjoy. The image is fantastic.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Feb 2013 4:43PM
A croaking - sorry, cracking - shot, Trev Smile And very well done on your achievement Smile
Trev Smile
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
6 Feb 2013 5:55PM
Dont feel "Gutted or Stupid" Trev,it's them that should feel stupid for making a mistake.
We are all here still verry proud of you being in the top 50,so well done TrevSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:06PM
I am still very proud too Trev, It is a fantastic achievement!, Now this might make you feel better........... before I joined Epz I entered a comp by Emailing the photos and the Email never even sentTongueTongue............. Feel better now? Congratulations TrevGrinGrin
Metro6R4 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:54PM
Thank you for mentioning me Trev in your editorial, I am chuffed to bits for you. I was a finalist last year in the people category.

Congratulations & keep entering every comp you can.... regards Paul.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:55PM
Very deserving Trev, and my congratulations
no matter where you came, always a thrill
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
6 Feb 2013 9:51PM
Congratulations, Trev.
Love the frog.
congratulations Trev.
excellent capture 'one to be proud off'

well done and and wish you continued success in your competitions..

well done

tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 1:09PM
Congratulations Trev. I get very high for just getting a RC or UA and I cannot imagine what the feeling is like for this world accolade. Well done. SmileSmileSmile
10 Feb 2013 9:07PM
Well done Trev. This is just an awesome image GrinGrin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Feb 2013 10:33PM
Congratulations on your recent success, to achieive a place in the top 50 is no mean feat

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